A Senate budget hearing on the Defense Department's Strategic and Cyber Commands became a duel over how the nation's cyber defense should be structured.
The four departments with national security responsibilities haven't identified the threats or developed mitigation policies and procedures, a report states.
Cybersecurity would get a 74 percent boost under DHS' 2013 budget request, but some senators question if the department should be securing critical infrastructure.
West Virginia has released a smart-phone app that lets users take pictures of suspicious activity, add a GPS tag and text, and send it to the state's fusion center anonymously.
The file-sharing site's founder, out on bail, says U.S. government officials are among the customers whose files were frozen after the Megaupload bust.
The demonstration for senators is designed to stress the urgency of passing cybersecurity legislation sooner rather than later.
The hacker group's purported leader began helping investigators after his arrest last year, leading to five members being charged March 6.
A State Department-sponsored contest will test social media's intelligence-gathering power, asking contestants to find a ring of international jewel thieves.
The bill, introduced in opposition to legislation proposed by Sen. Joe Lieberman, places no requirements on the private sector for securing critical infrastructure.
A lack of transparent oversight of the agency charged with snooping on foreign communications makes it a poor choice for handling domestic security.
With billions of dollars being invested a smart electric grid, its security still is being debated by a Congress divided politically over the role of government in securing critical infrastructure.
Government has issued smart ID credentials to most personnel and wants to pursue a single credential for both logical and physical access, but infrastructure upgrades and tight budgets slow the use of the cards for physical access control.
The suspects were arrested after an Interpol-backed investigation. Other Anonymous members retaliated quickly.
Defense Deputy Secretary Ashton B. Carter calls for support of greater info sharing between government and the private sector at the 2012 RSA Conference.
The CLIQR Quest Challenge asks participants to use their social media skills to locate QR codes that represent resources crews would need in an emergency.